verb re·pro·duce \ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\
: to make a copy of (something)
: to produce something that is the same as or very similar to (something else)
: to cause (something) to happen again in the same way
: to produce again: as
a : to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process
b : to cause to exist again or anew <reproduce water from steam>
c : to imitate closely <sound-effects can reproduce the sound of thunder>
d : to present again
e : to make a representation (as an image or copy) of <reproduce a face on canvas>
f : to revive mentally : recall
g : to translate (a recording) into sound
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Examples of REPRODUCE
- The concert will be reproduced on compact disc.
- Sound effects can reproduce the sound of thunder.
- They haven't been able to reproduce the results of the first experiment.
- Salmon return to the stream to reproduce offspring.
- The virus is able to reproduce itself very rapidly.
First Known Use of REPRODUCE
: to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process
: to achieve (an original result or score) again or anew by repeating an experiment or test
: to undergo reproduction
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